The Diamondbacks are trying hard to deal Edwin Jackson and Chris Snyder without absorbing any salary, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times. Snyder makes $4.75MM this year ($1.8MM remains) plus $5.75 next year and either $6.75MM or a $750K buyout in 2012.
Jackson makes $4.2MM this year ($1.6MM remains) plus $8.35MM next season before hitting free agency. As Jon Heyman of SI.com pointed out on Twitter, the Nationals appear to covet Jackson, so the D'Backs will have at least one suitor for the starter. Jackson's 5.16 ERA and 13 wild pitches could scare some suitors off, but the 26-year-old can be unhittable and has had success in the American League.
The Red Sox have had interest in Snyder this year. The 29-year-old is hitting .231/.352/.426 with ten homers this year.